We want to provide you with an update about what is going on in our Community related to COVID. We did our latest round of mass testing, and we are happy to announce that all staff and all residents tested negative for the virus. As a result, the health department has approved us, effective immediately, to begin window visitation with certain restrictions and outdoor group activities with social distancing and wearing masks.
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We continue to see signs that the surge of the virus in our Community is ending. Our latest round of mass testing resulted in no new positive cases. Our next round of mass testing is scheduled for this week. Our vaccine clinic for our residents and staff will take place on-site and is scheduled for January 17.
We believe we are turning a corner in this surge of the virus in our Community. In our most recent round of mass testing, we have fewer staff and residents who tested positive, and we have many residents and staff that previously tested positive coming off of isolation. Our next scheduled round of mass testing will be today, and, as is typical, we will immediately communicate the results to residents, their responsible parties/designated family members and primary healthcare providers upon learning of the results.
We have had another round of testing. This has resulted in finding a few more positive staff members and more residents that have tested positive. We have also had staff and residents who have previously tested positive but have now have returned to work or had isolation protocols lifted according to local health department and CDC guidance. We continue to have the positive residents who remain in the building cared for while isolated in their rooms by staff who exclusively attend to the needs of COVID positive residents.
Since our last update, we did mass testing of our staff and residents. We have a total of 14 residents who have tested positive, and 9 staff members. In light of these developments, we are temporarily suspending all window visitation.
Dear Residents, Family and Friends: On March 14, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services advised of a nationwide restriction on visitation for certain health facilities, due to the coronavirus. Though these restrictions were drafted for skilled nursing facilities, they address risks similar to those posed to other senior living communities. CMS has directed […]